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Santiago Bernabeu: The Man After Whom Real Madrid's Stadium Was Named

Santiago Bernabeu is generally considered the one to whom much of the credit can be given for transforming Real Madrid into one of the most successful football clubs in Spain and in Europe. The team's current stadium is named in his honour. He was the club's President for 35 years, from 11 September 1943 until his death in 1978.

In 1955, the board of directors changed the name of the club’s stadium from the Chamartin Stadium to Santiago Bernabeu. His presidency was unique in the history of world football and he was the man who put Real Madrid right at the top He won 6 European Cups, the Intercontinental Cup, the World Club Championship, the Spanish League and the Spanish Cup among other honours.

The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium currently has a seating capacity of more than 80,000, it has been the home stadium of Real Madrid since its completion in 1947. It is the second-largest stadium in Spain and third-largest home to a top-flight European club.

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